Nukumoi Surf Co.

Surf's Up at Nukumoi Surf Co
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Family-owned and operated Nukumoi Surf Co. offers everything you need to have a fun day on Kauai's south shore. From equipment rentals to a surfer school to sunglasses, board shorts, and even umbrella and beach chair rentals, they have you covered. You especially want to make time for a visit if you are passionate about surfing as they feature the best collection of boards on all of Kauai. 

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Family-owned and operated from the sunny South Side of Kauai since 1995 is the Nukumoi Surf Co. Over the years, several of the owner’s family and friends have worked at the Nukumoi Surf Co. providing a welcoming environment to island guests and locals alike. Nukumoi Surf Co. offers everything you need for fun in the ocean, but the brand specializes in quality BodyBoard and Surfboard rentals.

Nukumoi Surf Co. also features a large selection of S.U.P. ‘s —short for Stand-up Paddleboards. You can also acquire snorkel equipment at some of the best prices available for quality gear. Nukumoi Surf Co. also proudly offers the largest SurfBoard rental collection on the entire Island. In fact, the company was named the “best surf shop” on the Island by both the Kauai Press and the Garden Island. 

Aside from equipment rental, you can also find a great selection of clothing options to deck yourself out in surf-appropriate attire. Items like men’s board shorts, rash guards (surf shirts), hats, t-shirts, and other surf accessories are available as are women’s items like dresses, tops, t-shirts, bikinis, and more. Don’t worry as the kids won’t be left out because Nukumoi Surf Co has them covered offering kids-sized bathing suits, bikinis, slippers, hats, board shorts, and rash guards as well. To finish off the authentic surfer look, don’t forget to check out their line of watches and sunglasses along with everything else they offer to ensure fun in the sun and shade. For convenience, guests can shop for some items online and have items shipped. Store hours are open from 8:00 to sunset daily. 

In addition to awesome rental options featuring high-end gear, and the very best selection available on the island for accessories and clothing, Nukomi Surf Co. also offers group and private surf lessons at their Kauai Surf School, which was established in 1999 and is located on Sunny Poipu Beach on the South Shore of Kauai. All levels of experience and ages are welcome. They aim to teach to the skill level of the student. Surf lessons last 1 ½ hours and are offered at 8, 10, 12, and 2 (Based on availability). You will be learning on a 10 ft. soft-foam longboard as this is a board with excellent flotation and cushioning, which is ideal for beginners and intermediate surfers alike.  During your lesson, expect ½ hour of dry-land instruction, with the instructor explaining what you are about to do. Then, you will spend 1 hour in the ocean catching waves. The whole experience equals 1 ½ of fun! 

Equipment rental from Nukumoi Surf Co is offered daily. The company also offers other fun-in-the-sun items like umbrellas and beach chair rentals to make your day on the shore more pleasant. You can also rent life jackets, floatation belts, and even fish food for snorkeling. This is a local trick for getting fish to come up close when snorkeling. 

Whether you want to merely look the part or actually try to take on the ocean waves as a full-on surfer or swim among the breakers as a snorkeler, Nukumoi Surf Co. has you covered. They aim to make your day at the beach more pleasant, even if it’s just improving your experience lounging on the beach. Sure you could drag an umbrella and beach chair to the beach and set it up, break it down and carry it there and back. Instead, why not allow Kukumoi Surf Co to do the hard work for you and have it set up ready for your day of fun? Also, you won’t find a better selection of surfboards to choose from if your goal is to catch some waves. Therefore, whether you are a local or an island guest, Nukumoi Surf Co. has something to offer you. 

Insider Tips:
-Be prepared to produce a credit card and ID when renting equipment. 
-Don’t forget the fish food when snorkeling.
-Shop online for hydros, the Aloha collection, girls, boys, women, and men’s apparel as well as surfing accessories, stickers and more.  Gift cards are also available.